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  • Lady Shipman breezes home much the best in Belmont's License Fee.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ben's Cat sprints home late to win his 10yo seasonal debut in thrilling fashion.Posted 4 days ago
  • Minding shows her class, easily winning the 1000 Guineas.Posted 4 days ago
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 5 days ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 5 days ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 6 days ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 9 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 11 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 12 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Toasting with Andrew Champagne
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
Stopchargingmaria continued her emergence as one of the nation's top 3-year-old fillies with a win in Saturday's Alabama.
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
Some treat Saratoga as a weekend hideaway, but Weekend Hideaway treats it as his personal playground.
Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014
Mitchell Friedman stole the show Friday, as his two trainees went 1-2 in the Saratoga Dew.
Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Spa was hit by a powerful series of storms, but none that stopped Spring to the Sky from springing into the winner's circle.
Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014
How Saratoga Race Course saved a young turf writer, and what it means to make a trip back one year later.
Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014
The track where the turf meets the surf has generated massive payouts this month. Will HRN's SoCal reporter cash in on Sunday's late Pick Four?
Posted Friday, July 18, 2014
39 horses will be sold Sunday where the turf meets the surf, including several familiar faces.
Posted Monday, July 14, 2014
Long known as a staple of the quarter horse world, Los Alamitos just concluded its first-ever daytime thoroughbred meet.
Posted Saturday, July 05, 2014
Shared Belief's romp in the Los Alamitos Derby stamped the gelding as a threat to California Chrome's hold on the 3-year-old division.
Posted Monday, June 30, 2014
One of the benefits of my move to the West Coast last year was improved access to Las Vegas. It’s about a 3 1/2-hour drive or one-hour plane ride away, and I’ll be making my next pilgrimage there this week. I’ve been fortunate enough to go several times, and I take great pride in fitting in as many stops as possible. With that in mind, I thought it’d be fun to rank my top five racebooks located in Sin City.
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Meet Andrew Champagne

 

A native of upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, Andrew Champagne fell in love with horse racing at a very early age on summer trips to Saratoga. His turf writing credits include time spent as a sportswriter, weekly columnist, and handicapper at The Saratogian, a summer working for The Saratoga Special, and "field research" at OTB facilities in Saratoga Springs and his hometown of Kingston. He also spent two years in the athletic communications office at Siena College, and interned with NBC Olympics at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.


Andrew moved to Pasadena, Calif., in October of 2013, and now serves as an Associate Producer in HRTV's Digital Media department and Horse Racing Nation's Southern California writer. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewChampagne, and email him at andrewdchampagne@gmail.com.

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